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We serve European and international journalists with our press releases. We regularly publish facts, figures and analysis from our latest publications or conference presentations in the form of press releases targeting the journalist community.


All press releases are available in English, French and German. We also offer free copies of our publications to bona fide journalists who quote our work in their articles or write about our publications.

Our experts and analysts are often solicited to answer journalists' questions and participate in radio and television programmes. We are very glad to do this inasmuch as the work involved in producing our publications allows.

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For any press releases prior to 2017, please contact alison.hindhaugh@coe.int

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EU cinema attendance up by 5.5% in 2019, showing best result since 2004

25/02/2020 Strasbourg, France

On the occasion of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, the Obervatory releases its first estimates for European cinema attendance in 2019. After two years of decrease, estimates show that total admissions in the EU increased by 5.5% thus breaking through the 1 billion barrier.

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The European Audiovisual Observatory reports on the latest developments in European media law concerning territoriality and the financing of audiovisual production

Territoriality and financing of audiovisual works: latest developments

13/02/2020 Strasbourg, France

This report explores developments in media legislation over the past five years with regards to the country of origin principle and territoriality of copyright, and the way these principles operate in practice in financing production.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free report on the financing of European fiction films

Average budget of European fiction films is 2.01 million euros

06/02/2020 Strasbourg, France

Based on the actual budget analysis of 576 European live-action fiction films released in 2017, this is probably the largest pan-European data sample available to date on the financing of European fiction films.

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New IRIS Special report on the new AVMSD and its approach to self-and co-regulation

Media law in Europe - what place for self- and co-regulation?

30:01:2020 Strasbourg, France

This latest report by the European Audiovisual Observatory – “Self- and co-regulation in the new AVMSD" – explores the new AVMSD and the systems of self- and co-regulation it contains.

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MAVISE TV and VOD Database publishes its 2019 data now online!

Supply of TV channels in Europe more fragmented due to pre-Brexit migration and diversification of channels

23/01/2019 Strasbourg, France

Managed by the Observatory and supported by the Creative Europe programme of the EU, the MAVISE database is up-dated every year with new facts and figures. It provides individual data for TV channels and VOD services available in Europe.

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Films of the latest Observatory workshops and conferences Films of the latest Observatory workshops and conferences
Video sharing platforms: shared revenues, shared responsability? Video sharing platforms: shared revenues, shared responsability?

Our French Presidency conference held on 5th of June 2018 in Paris.

Co-productions - a success formula for european films? Co-productions - a success formula for european films?

Gilles Fontaine presents his market analysis at the 2018 Cannes conference.

Co-productions - a success formula for european films? Co-productions - a success formula for european films?

Maja Cappello presents her legal analysis at the 2018 Cannes conference.

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